KIM Woojin

KIM Woojin


Korean visual artist living in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, Korea working on video and drawing installation. She received Master’s degree in fine art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2012, and a Doctoral degree in Painting from Ewha Womans University in 2019.

Recent exhibitions
2023 "Post Modern Children," MoCA Busan
2022 "The Freezing Point, The Evaporation Point," Kim Chong Yung Museum, Seoul
2021 "Songeun Art Award," Songeun, Seoul
2019 "You will have to follow the directions you hear," Alternative Space Loop, Seoul
2017 "Brave New Exercise: Memorizes Movements," Tokyo Art and Space Hongo

Grants and prize
2022 Visual Art Grant, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
2020 Public Art New Hero, Winner, Korea
2019 Visual art grant, Seoul Foundation for Art and Culture, Seoul

2016 Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei
2015 Koganecho Area Management Center, Kanagawa
2014 MMCA Residency Goyang, Korea

About works / performance

My works/projects start from the small questions that I, as an observer, catch in certain societies, and I try to find specific dispositifs across the questions, which work secretly within individuals in everyday life. I would like to make a rupture on something we firmly believe, such as ‘good/bad’ or ‘true/false’. ‘Memories Project’ treats languages which is a dispositif that creates social frames. This project collects individuals’ memories about disappearing languages. After going through two World Wars, many languages in Asia were lost as the continent underwent dramatic social shifts and it is still continuing today in many parts of the world. Sharing a similar history, Asia also witnessed a gradual extinction of native languages in many parts of the region, and although they represent different nations and races, this common experience of loss binds them in a meaningful way. 

The Ghost, Sea, and Möbius Loop, 2022,2 channel FHD video installation, stereo sound, 8min. 59sec.

The Ghost, Sea, and Möbius Loop, Installation view @ Kimhongdo Museum, 2022,2 channel FHD video installation, stereo sound, 8min. 59sec.

The Person Who Can Wear This Golden Shoe, 2021,Single channel FHD video, stereo sound, 13min. 13sec.

The Perfect Harmony, 2019,4 Channel FHD video installation stereo sound, 5min. 14sec.

Korean Dictation Test_You Will Have to Answer the Questions You Hear, 2019,4 Channel FHD video installation, stereo sound, 5min. 26sec.